Shapefile Explorer is a simple utility to let you explore shape file (.shp) and their complements .dbf and .shx files.

Press the open button to choose your shape file and its accompanying dbf and shx files. Note that the app sandboxing require you to select the 3 files from the open dialog, otherwise the app won't have permission to open all the files. If you select one file only it will attempt to display what it can, but you can press the open button again and open the missing files. The app will show at the bottom of the screen which files it still requires if any.

Once open, it will show the information for each shape included in the dbf file in a table. You can search it as well.

When you tap on a line, it will display the corresponding shape on the map in the bottom part of the screen. Currently only polygons are supported.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
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5 Ratings
Heavy Oil ,

Decent viewer ONE polygon at a time :-)

Hey.. its free and it works… no bells or whistles, just a way to open a polygonal shape file. It has a backdrop map built in but you can not add any additional layers other then the shape file you are trying to display. Cool app, just be realistic with your expectations.


Brice Rosenzweig
707.2 KB
Developer Tools
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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